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Monday, July 16, 2018

The federal government’s cannabis legalization plan is creating a challenge for workers and employers in the construction industry — in conflicting ways.

Monday, July 16, 2018

B.C. will benefit from public infrastructure projects like bridges and highways in innumerable ways, thanks to the new construction model unveiled by the provincial government today.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Impacts of robotics go well beyond construction. The International Labour Office reported last year that 47 per cent of U.S. jobs were at a high risk due to robotics in the next 10 to 20 years.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

When Manhal Alkanakri, Abdulhafed Almagri, Ibrahim Alhariri and Rachid Anker fled war-torn Syria in 2016 to start a new life in Canada, they knew it wouldn’t be easy.

They had to learn English. They had to find places to live. And they had to find jobs that would support their large families — all while grieving the profound loss of friends, relatives and the only home they ever knew.

Friday, June 08, 2018

Let’s build B.C. better.

That’s the consensus from the Community Benefits Coalition of BC, an alliance of labour and local companies who believe public infrastructure projects could do a better job of investing in communities.

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

A universal basic income is being promoted by the left and the right as a response to the increase in precarious and low-paid work in this neo-liberal era, and to the allegedly massive loss of jobs that will come from rapid technological change.

Friday, April 20, 2018
The BC Building Trades continues to press for measures that ensure opportunities for women in trades, Indigenous communities; apprentices; and local hiring on public projects in B.C.
Friday, April 06, 2018

Tradeswomen break through all kinds of barriers when they enter the male-dominated construction industry. They overcome systemic discrimination, prejudices about their abilities, fewer job opportunities, and even access to clean, accessible washrooms.

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